Friday, January 11, 2013

Live Solar Flare Monitor

Space Weather Research's Live Solar Flare Monitor:



This is the URL:
http://spaceweather.inf.brad.ac.uk/library/images/flaremonitor.png
or just visit this page to see the latest image. Refresh the page to see an update.

It is updated every two minutes. Don't be lulled into comfort when the solar flare probability is low. It could significantly change in a very short time. I have seen it swing 6% in a span of ten minutes.

The X-flare column is the important one. A large class X solar flare in our direction will wipe out our power grid and electronics.